Theme: Mixed Cookbook: delicious. quick smart cook by Valli Little Inspiration abandoned me this week and on Friday night I was still thinking of what to make. Then I realised that I wouldn’t have much time for cooking this weekend so ideally I would have to make something on the Friday night. The first thing […]


The obvious recipe for me to make for this week’s “cool” theme was more frozen dessert. I was going to try a sorbet since I have only made an ice cream and frozen yoghurt, but it seemed rather boring since I have used my ice cream maker the previous two weeks in a row! I […]


Theme: Berry Cookbook: The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz Yoghurt? Yogurt? Or yoghourt? What is the correct way of spelling it? Apparently all three ways are correct – I guess it must be personal choice. Yogurt is more of an American way of spelling it and I see it spelt as yoghurt a lot at […]


Theme: Sweet Cookbook: Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book by Ben Cohen & Jerry Greenfield I got an ice cream maker for Christmas so I have been on the hunt for some recipes to try, starting with a plain vanilla ice cream. I figure if I can find a base vanilla ice […]


Theme: Sweet Cookbook: How to be a Domestic Goddess by Nigella Lawson This week’s choice of recipe was based solely on ingredients. I had a block of cream cheese and a block of milk chocolate that was expiring in a few days so I was looking for a recipe with both cream cheese and milk […]


Theme: Soft Cookbook: The Cook’s Companion by Stephanie Alexander The first time I tried to make this recipe was a few months ago. I had agreed to make a birthday cake for hubby’s cousin and found out he likes cheesecakes, so what better recipe to use than one that had “best ever” in its name? […]


Theme: Christmas Cookbook: The Basics: A really useful cookbook by Anthony Telford I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas that was filled with a lot eating and merriment! We had a wonderful family Christmas day lunch with too much food as usual but everyone had a great time! It was our first year hosting […]


Theme: Greek Cookbook: The Australian Women’s Weekly Cook I got together with a few other Cookbook Challengers, Arale 79, Kat and Agnes, for a Greek cooking feast for this week’s theme. Greek is a cuisine I don’t have often, though I don’t mind it. I never cook Greek food at home and as a result, […]


Theme: Beans Cookbook: The Tuscan Cookbook Hubby & I had grand plans for making a cassoulet for dinner on Sunday night, but then we got a better offer of a Peking duck dinner out, so the cassoulet idea was shelved for another time! I made this Tuscan soup earlier as a backup recipe for the […]


Theme: Hor d’oeuvres Cookbook: Marie Claire Food + Drink See Recipe 2 – Prawn toast See Recipe 3 – Potato latkes with smoked salmon While some Cookbook Challengers were having trouble with this theme, I was actually looking forward to it! Well, mostly because I could use one of our cookbooks, Marie Claire Food + […]

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